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Security

Tips for developing a business strategy for the cloud

March 1, 2019

Use of cloud services is becoming increasingly popular with one of the key benefits being that they are available to authorised internet users anywhere in the world on demand. Cloud service providers deal with all infrastructure details and users only need to be involved with the service output and can utilise the service in any […]

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Is it safe to use Windows 7? And how the cloud can help you replace it

March 1, 2019

According to data from January 2018, over 42% of desktop and laptop computers are still running Windows 7, compared with just 35% running the latest version, Windows 10. You may not be aware that this is a problem, but remember that Windows 7 is now a nine-year-old operating system, with a codebase reaching all the […]

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5 top features your NGFW should have

March 1, 2019

Cybersecurity is surely one of THE most critical aspects of any businesses IT set-up. Of course, one of the main ways to protect your network online is with a firewall. These act as a barrier to any malicious online activity and stop it from harming your systems. While firewalls have been around for a while, […]

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Cyber Essentials

March 1, 2019

Cyber Essentials accreditation is something that can benefit all businesses, irrespective of the industry they operate in. For many public sector organisations or for business that work with the public sector this is becoming a mandatory requirement in 2018. We are currently offering a promotion around to help achieve Cyber Essentials here. So far, very few businesses in […]

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Seeing inside web traffic with Palo Alto SSL Decryption

March 1, 2019

Consilium UK is offering free Security Lifecycle Reviews (SLR) in collaboration with Palo Alto Networks. Click here to arrange one today to find out what’s really happening with your network. Over the past few years we have been bombarded with new regulatory compliance such as Cyber Essentials and GDPR, however there is still an internal issue […]

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Yet another breach. It’s imperative to take action

March 1, 2019

And the award for the first high-profile data breach post-GDPR goes to – Dixons Carphone! The announcement that the electronics retailer had suffered two incidents of cyber crime was shocking not just because of the magnitude of the breach, but also the timing. It came within days of new data protection laws going live. Dixons […]

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Data Breach: TimeHop on Facebook

March 1, 2019

As IT specialists, we are constantly reminding all of our clients of the importance of good security practices, especially when using cloud services. An incident last week, however, should be a reminder to everyone that it’s not only our work accounts we need to keep secure but our personal apps too. TimeHop is a popular […]

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The problems with passwords; and how to solve them

March 1, 2019

Whether you use cloud services or on-premise IT solutions, cyber security is more important now than ever. But did you know that one of the biggest threats to your security could be one of the things that you think helps to protect it? Passwords. ‘Experts’ have been foreshadowing the demise of the password for at […]

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BA grounds flights for its traditional yearly IT outage

January 22, 2019

After 44 years in business, many passengers might expect British Airways to have tightened up on its IT support. But on the 19th July – one of the most popular travelling days of the year – the former “world’s favourite airline” suffered yet another catastrophic IT failure, delaying tens of thousands of passengers for up […]

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Balancing security with usability, and why keeping your users happy is a good thing

January 22, 2019

What’s the best way to make a computer secure? Unplug it from the internet, turn it off, and put it back in the box. True though that may be, forcing your entire team to shut down their laptops and lock them away is unlikely to be great for their productivity levels. Like many jokes, though, […]

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